Chin surgery (mentoplasty) enhances the chin by using an implant to improve its prominence or by reshaping the chin bone to reduce its size. This surgery may be recommended instead of or in addition to rhinoplasty to improve the balance of your facial features and enhance your overall appearance.
The Benefits of Chin Surgery
- Balances the facial features
- Improves facial definition and structure
- Enhances self-confidence and self-esteem
Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, reshapes the chin either by enhancement with a chin implant or reduction surgery performed on the chin bone. Many times, to achieve facial proportion, chin surgery may be recommended as an addition to rhinoplasty. This is because the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features, so you feel better about the way you look. Our plastic surgeons have performed thousands of safe and affordable mentoplasty procedures since 1994.
How is Chin Surgery Performed?
Mentoplasty is typically a one-hour procedure,with minimal postoperative discomfort and little downtime. It is done on an outpatient basis, in the privacy and comfort of our fully accredited cosmetic surgery suites in Miami and Tampa.
Most chin surgeries begin with a small incision in the natural crease under your chin or inside the mouth. Because the cuts are inconspicuously placed, there are no visible scars from the procedure. Your surgeon will stretch the tissues to make room for the implant, which is inserted over the existing bone structure. The doctor can also reshape the existing bone to either augment or reduce the size of your chin.
Is Chin Surgery Right for Me?
If you feel that your chin does not “fit” with the rest of your face because it is too large or too small, then chin surgery may be a good option for you. At PREMIERE Center mentoplasty surgery is desired by both men and women as a way to add symmetry to their face and boost their confidence.
What Can I Expect After Chin Surgery?
Most mentoplasty patients will experience mild soreness and swelling, as well as a “tight” feeling in the chin. You will probably need to wear a support brace to minimize swelling and encourage healing. The PREMIERE staff will set up a series of follow-up appointments to track your progress after your chin surgery in Miami or Tampa Bay. Each person’s anatomy is different, so your results may vary.
How Much Does Chin Surgery Cost?
We pride ourselves on being open about all aspects of the procedure and PREMIERE Center offers a variety of financing options to help you pay for your surgery. If you are considering chin surgery, but would like some more information, then please contact the professionals at PREMIERE Center and schedule your free consultation today!
An oversized or receded/small chin can cause the facial features to look unbalanced. The chin can even magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Mentoplasty resizes the chin so that it looks naturally and harmoniously balanced with the other facial features.
Defined Chin and Jawline
Without a strong chin, the face can look weak and poorly defined. Enhancing your chin with a chin implant can redefine your appearance and give you a more confident look.
Stronger Face Shape
The shape of your face depends heavily on your facial bone structure. Inserting a chin implant or reshaping the chin bone can significantly improve the shape of your face.
Confidence in yourself is greatly influenced by how comfortable and satisfied you are with your appearance. Mentoplasty can give you the defined and balanced chin you desire, which can help you feel better about the way you look and thereby boost your confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you feel that your chin is too large or too small and does not “fit” with the rest of your face, you may be a candidate for chin surgery. You may also be a candidate for chin surgery if you feel that you need nose surgery, as the appearance of the chin can affect the perceived appearance of the nose. Candidates can be men or women who desire better facial symmetry and confidence.
Mentoplasty is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure is typically one hour long and is done on an outpatient basis here in one of our private, comfortable, and fully accredited cosmetic surgery suites. Most surgeries begin with a small incision inside the mouth or in the natural crease under the chin. This leads to no visible scarring. For chin augmentation, the surgeon stretches the tissues and inserts the silicone implant over the existing bone structure. The surgeon may also reshape the bone to augment the chin. For chin reduction, the surgeon reshapes the existing bone to reduce its size and minimize its appearance.
Mentoplasty is safe when performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon. Our plastic surgeons have performed thousands of safe and affordable mentoplasty procedures since 1994.
Mentoplasty has minimal postoperative discomfort and little downtime. Most patients experience temporary mild soreness, swelling, and a feeling of tightness in the chin. A support brace will be provided to encourage healing and minimize swelling. Our staff will track your progress and recovery with a series of follow-up appointments.
Mentoplasty is specifically tailored to your individual needs, and the cost can fluctuate from patient to patient. Our pricing at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery is all-inclusive and covers the cost of your surgical technique, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, operating room, and other related fees. We will provide you with a detailed account of the cost of your procedure at your free consultation. Financing options are provided for any patient who requires them.
Mentoplasty has been known to significantly improve overall facial balance, definition, shape, and self-confidence. Each person’s anatomy is different, so your results may vary.